A few weeks ago, I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed and happened upon a puzzle being sold on a local group page with a cartoonish drawing of Old North Church situated above the houses on Doaks Lane with a section of Little Harbor below. The composition was one I did not believe existed in real life but, at the first opportunity of a low tide, I decided to see just how close I could get.
I headed out to Gerry Island on August 17 at sunset and walked along the sandbar that appears with each low tide. Once across, I made my way onto the rocks that encircle the island and found a number of interesting compositions. While none matched the artists rendition in the puzzle, this particular one stood out amongst the rest. I preferred this view with a lone cloud and golden light in the sky reflecting off the golden dome atop the Old North Church.
Here is the puzzle depiction: